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2 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

Another spot-on column by True Conservative, Jennifer Rubin.

From today's WaPo:

The Media Is Responsible For Stopping The Spread Of Insanity

The media is responsible for stopping the spread of insanity

...   Simple accuracy and fairness require that respectable news outlets should not be airing or passing on via social media snippets of a candidate without viewing the incident in question. If and when a doctored or deceptively edited video is uncovered, reporters should confront and hold accountable the campaign on whose behalf the video is being circulated. Social media companies need to adhere to their deceptive ad policies (to the extent these videos wind up in ads).

Reporters must also refuse to let candidates go with unfulfilled promises. For example, on the issue of releasing medical records, any candidate for president — especially one older than 70 — should make records freely available and authorize personal physicians to answer questions. Candidates should be asked about this at every interview and in every debate until they relent...

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The media has not done a sufficient job illustrating and describing the degree to which Trump is babbling nonsense, as evidenced by his frightfully unhinged appearance in the East Room after his impeachment acquittal. When he talks in sentence fragments that say nothing at all or directly contradicts information from experts, reporters should ask him, bluntly: “What are you talking about?”

When describing these exchanges, print media must deploy vivid and accurate language to fully capture his cluelessness. This is particularly true about the spreading coronavirus and the president’s bizarre lack of interest in the health crisis — as opposed to its economic impact. They should ask him why he focuses so much on the travel industry as opposed to the sick and the deceased. They should ask his advisers why they feel compelled to heap praise on the president rather than simply getting to the business at hand. Letting these recitals go unremarked only normalizes behavior that resembles fawning over totalitarian leaders.

In sum, the media will be used as a conduit for disinformation unless and until they refuse to pass on questionable information...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/10/media-is-responsible-stopping-spread-insanity/

  

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5 hours ago, herring_RN said:

Trump explains why he talks about a third term

President Trump said he would accept the results of the 2020 election and that he only jokes about running for a third term because it drives the media crazy...

...   "In fact, I said in a speech recently, 'Watch, we'll drive the media crazy. Let's go for a third term and then a fourth.' And some of the media said, 'He's going to do it,'" Trump said...

Like many Americans I too often cannot tell whether President Trump is joking, telling the truth, or lying. 

Now with an emergency we cannot believe what he says.

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4 hours ago, Lucylu71 said:

They should be since they are the ones spreading the insanity.

Insanity = lying to the public about facts, data, or recommendations for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Trump is the primary purveyor of nonsense, misinformation, and politicization of the outbreak. 

Perhaps you are suggesting that the media shouldn't report what the POTUS has to say about his expertise in special medical gifts or his hunches about this global event?

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On 3/10/2020 at 6:44 PM, herring_RN said:

Like many Americans I too often cannot tell whether President Trump is joking, telling the truth, or lying. 

Now with an emergency we cannot believe what he says.

It is helpful to remember that Trump suffers from malignant narcissism.  As one would expect, and as the evidence shows, Trump doesn't really have a sense of humor...he doesn't really make jokes.

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21 minutes ago, Lucylu71 said:

"Biden Deploys Debunked Attack in Attempt to Capitalize on Coronavirus

Former VP calls for measures the Trump administration already enacting"

https://freebeacon.com/politics/biden-deploys-debunked-attack-in-attempt-to-capitalize-on-coronavirus/

 

Gosh...it's almost like Trump supporters have no idea that Senate Republicans are using tax payer money to pursue a debunked conspiracy theory about Hunter Biden. Imagine being so blind to that tactic even after the blatant political misuse of congressional oversight to investigate in the last liberal candidate for the presidency.  Either that or the hypocrisy is just shameless and stunning. 

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I can't link the story because I'm out of views on WaPo but they are giving Biden "4 Pinocchios"  for his manipulative ad about Trump's corona virus response.  

He would be wise to go with legitimate criticisms or show some leadership maturity and try to unite Americans.  People on both sides don't want this politicized, although both sides aren't going to be able to help it.

Trump's actions are going to hang himself, so best to let him do that on his own. 

In my opinion.

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As we began to see that we were going to face a significant issue with the pandemic, we started to look at what we could do to slow down the cases with social distancing,” explained the health system’s CEO Michael Apkon by phone. 

I noticed where I work we have a very light elective surgery schedule as well.  I think people are cancelling their elective surgeries ahead of the hospital doing it because they don't want to be in the hospital during this time.  I wouldn't either.

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8 hours ago, Tweety said:

 

I noticed where I work we have a very light elective surgery schedule as well.  I think people are cancelling their elective surgeries ahead of the hospital doing it because they don't want to be in the hospital during this time.  I wouldn't either.

Again, I am so proud of Gov. Breshear.

He has told hospitals to cancel elective surgeries.

He told daycare centers to prepare to shut down on short notice.

The schools here, are closed for at least two weeks, starting tomorrow.

A man in Nelson county tested positive, and REFUSED to self-isolate ( I don't know his reasons), and the State and city moved and ORDERED him to do so, and posted law enforcement outside his door.

This is what leadership looks like, during a pandemic.

 

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1 hour ago, Lil Nel said:

Again, I am so proud of Gov. Breshear.

He has told hospitals to cancel elective surgeries.

He told daycare centers to prepare to shut down on short notice.

The schools here, are closed for at least two weeks, starting tomorrow.

A man in Nelson county tested positive, and REFUSED to self-isolate ( I don't know his reasons), and the State and city moved and ORDERED him to do so, and posted law enforcement outside his door.

This is what leadership looks like, during a pandemic.

 

One of the results of Trump calling a National Emergency is that it does free up the states to do individual necessary things like this.  Glad your governor is showing some leadership.

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2 minutes ago, Tweety said:

One of the results of Trump calling a National Emergency is that it does free up the states to do individual necessary things like this.  Glad your governor is showing some leadership.

Kentucky's governor was taking a leadership role long before Friday, when Trump declared a state of emergency.

We had our first case, a week ago Friday.

Beshear declared a state of emergency in the state, not long after that.

He called for schools to close before Trump's action.

Beshear stated he didn't want to be known as the governor who reacted two weeks too late.

Trump could learn some lessons from Andy Beshear, but first, Trump would need to be capable of learning.

And Trump has proven time and time again, that he is incapable of learning.

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